Guest Artist For WCM Jazz Festival


The Jazz Institute at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Wisconsin Conservatory Jazz Festival, March 13 – 15 at our historic McIntosh|Goodrich location!

All levels of middle and high school jazz combos and ensembles will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and jam sessions with Grammy Award winner Brian Lynch and our Jazz Institute Faculty while performing for a chance to play alongside Lynch and We Six, the Conservatory’s resident jazz ensemble.

2019 Festival Registration

Hurry – registration ends Friday, February 8, 2019

> Complete Jazz Festival Registration Form (829 kb)

Ready to register or have questions?

Contact: Krystal Esty, Education Manager | (414) 276-5760

Jazz Festival Form 2019

2019 Festival Highlights

Master Class*

Receive instruction from jazz icons Manty Ellis and Brian Lynch before a festival kick-off performance

with the WCM Jazz Trio.


Topics include Improv; Jazz Styles; Creating a Bass Line; Brass, Woodwind & Rhythm Section Clinics; and more!

Adjudicated Performance & Clinic

Lynch and members of We Six will work with each participating combo/ensemble

Win Scholarships & Awards

For top performers & ensembles

6:30pm Friday Concert with Brian Lynch & We Six

Joined by outstanding student performers from participating schools!

Schedule of Activities

Wednesday, March 13
6:00-7:00 pm –  Manty Ellis and Brian Lynch Master Class
7:30-9:00 pm – Manty Ellis and Brian Lynch festival kick-off performance with WCM Jazz Trio

Thursday, March 14
9:00 am-4:00 pm – Adjudication in the recital hall, workshops in studios and classrooms

Friday, March 15
9:00 am-4:00 pm – Adjudication in the recital hall, workshops in studios and classrooms
6:30-8:30 pm – Final concert and award presentation at the Cultural Arts Center at Saint John’s on the Lake

* Please RSVP at when registering to reserve your school’s space at the kick-off concert and master class.